Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Mahmoud Vaezi said the threatening remarks from the apartheid Israeli regime officials are nothing but a psychological war, Tasnim News Agency reported.
“Our people and people of the region are familiar with the language that the Zionist regime’s officials have used so far,” he said, adding that the Zionists have neither a plan nor the capability to take action against Iran.
The Iranian Armed Forces, including the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), are seasoned forces defending the country, he added.
Vaezi also described the recent military exercises staged by the Iranian forces as a sign that “we have no intention of launching an offense and no intention of war, but we are serious in defending the country”.
“However, a number of the Zionist regime’s officials think that Washington will accept whatever they say. There was once someone called Trump with a son-in-law who was practically and actually the henchman of Zionists and did a series of jobs in Washington and imposed a series of the Zionist regime’s views,” he added.
He urged the new US administration to preserve its independence and ignore the psychological warfare by Israel and others.
The US return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and lifting of the sanctions are two issues that are strongly opposed by the Zionist regime and certain Arab countries in the region adopting hostile stances toward the Islamic Republic, such as Saudi Arabia.
“They are attempting hard. They have also launched lobbies in Washington. They are constantly trying to prevent it (US return to JCPOA),” Vaezi stated.
He noted that Iran does not take such psychological war and propaganda campaign seriously.